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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have
[5 or more drinks for men or 4 or more drinks for women] on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,915 2,214 70.0 67.8-72.1 296 12.7 11.2-14.3 133 5.9 4.8- 7.1 186 8.0 6.8- 9.4 86 3.5 2.7- 4.4
GENDER
Male 1,499 1,055 63.8 60.7-66.8 167 13.4 11.3-15.8 86 7.6 6.0- 9.5 120 10.0 8.2-12.2 71 5.2 4.0- 6.9
Female 1,416 1,159 78.0 75.2-80.6 129 11.8 9.7-14.2 47 3.6 2.6- 4.9 66 5.4 4.1- 7.1 15 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,559 1,978 71.1 68.8-73.4 254 12.6 11.0-14.4 107 5.6 4.5- 6.9 154 7.8 6.5- 9.4 66 2.9 2.2- 3.9
No 351 233 63.8 57.7-69.4 41 12.7 9.1-17.4 26 7.6 5.1-11.3 31 9.1 6.2-13.2 20 6.8 4.1-11.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 993 750 67.8 63.9-71.5 90 12.8 10.2-16.1 53 7.5 5.5-10.0 69 8.8 6.7-11.4 31 3.1 2.1- 4.7
Overweight 1,053 790 70.3 66.7-73.7 117 12.0 9.9-14.6 42 4.7 3.4- 6.7 73 9.1 7.0-11.8 31 3.8 2.5- 5.8
Obese 702 546 71.8 67.4-75.9 65 11.9 9.1-15.5 31 5.5 3.7- 8.0 37 6.6 4.6- 9.4 23 4.2 2.6- 6.6
Current Smoker
Yes 522 298 51.2 46.1-56.2 73 16.2 12.8-20.3 44 10.5 7.6-14.2 62 13.1 9.9-17.1 45 9.1 6.4-12.6
No 2,384 1,907 75.0 72.6-77.2 223 11.7 10.1-13.6 89 4.6 3.7- 5.8 124 6.7 5.5- 8.2 41 2.0 1.4- 2.8
History of CVD**
Yes 246 196 74.7 66.7-81.3 23 10.8 6.5-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,652 2,006 69.7 67.5-71.9 271 12.8 11.2-14.5 122 5.8 4.7- 7.0 175 8.2 6.9- 9.7 78 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 299 96 23.7 18.9-29.4 25 9.4 6.0-14.2 36 13.1 9.0-18.8 81 31.1 24.8-38.2 61 22.7 17.2-29.3
No 2,570 2,088 75.7 73.5-77.8 267 13.1 11.5-14.9 93 4.9 3.9- 6.2 100 5.2 4.2- 6.5 22 1.0 0.6- 1.6
COPD
Yes 175 129 67.1 58.0-75.1 16 13.2 7.8-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,729 2,077 70.1 67.9-72.3 279 12.7 11.1-14.4 124 5.9 4.8- 7.1 173 8.0 6.8- 9.5 76 3.4 2.6- 4.4
Current Asthma
Yes 180 137 67.3 57.3-75.9 19 14.9 8.5-24.7 *** *** *** 14 8.9 5.0-15.3 *** *** ***
No 2,721 2,066 70.1 67.9-72.3 276 12.6 11.0-14.3 126 5.9 4.8- 7.1 171 7.9 6.7- 9.4 82 3.5 2.7- 4.5
Diabetes
Yes 228 179 73.0 65.0-79.7 21 13.1 8.1-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,683 2,032 69.8 67.5-71.9 274 12.6 11.1-14.4 126 6.0 4.9- 7.2 175 8.2 6.9- 9.7 76 3.4 2.6- 4.5
Disability
Yes 588 458 71.7 66.6-76.3 52 11.7 8.3-16.1 17 3.3 2.0- 5.5 31 6.7 4.5- 9.8 30 6.7 4.3-10.1
No 2,314 1,748 69.7 67.3-72.0 242 12.9 11.2-14.7 116 6.4 5.2- 7.8 154 8.3 6.9- 9.9 54 2.7 2.0- 3.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 736 592 74.8 70.3-78.8 52 10.1 7.1-14.0 24 3.8 2.5- 5.9 40 7.0 4.9- 9.7 28 4.4 2.7- 6.9
No 2,178 1,621 68.8 66.4-71.2 244 13.3 11.6-15.2 109 6.3 5.1- 7.8 146 8.3 6.9- 9.9 58 3.3 2.4- 4.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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